Fossil - Scallop, size M, single piece
A mesmerizingly beautiful, extinct species of scallop, presumably Argopecten eboreus yorkensis, of the late Miocene epoch, ca. 5 million years ago. The beautifully detailed fossil is in good condition. Partially buried in bottom sediment. Age-related wear and small chip. Dirt and dust. Size approx. 59mm x 60mm x 32mm. Weight approx. 133g.
Sea snails and clams are born in the depths of the seas and they offer a symbolic connection to the ocean's endless energy, constant movement, representing the beginning of all life . As each conch is its own unique individual, it helps us see the uniqueness of our own lives. Clams and shells may have cracks, be missing parts, or have lost some of their original color. Thus, they remind us that life is not always perfect. Conchs and shells have been an important part of different religions and spirituality throughout the ages, serving as symbols and even ritual objects in, among other things, Christianity, Hinduism, among the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Pacific, and in the Mediterranean. Conch shells are associated with, among other things, the Omphalos, the pole of the world in ancient Greece, and have been carved into ancient monuments around the world. The characteristic spiral structure of seashells is created in nature according to the rule of the golden section. Their spiral shape creates a force vortex that weaves energy outwards or inwards. It reminds you of the cycle of life, spiritual growth, change and the journey to your inner self. For those who believe in rebirth, seashells represent a new beginning.
On the altar, shells and conch represent the element of water and are placed in the west, with earth in the north, air in the east and fire in the south.
Note! Fossils are natural products, j so each of them is its own unique individual. Because of this, colors, shapes and brightness may vary. The condition varies from fair to good and they have wear, fractures and small chips typical of fossils.